The Real Story Behind Catching a Big Halibut

Reeling in a halibut is like hoisting a bag of cement off the bottom of the ocean. Tim Bower A new photo of a big fish will make you the center of attention at the Lake View Inn. After the picture of me hoisting a 60-pound halibut made it up and down the bar, everyone […]

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Top 3 Fishing Destinations in Australia for Anglers

Australia for Anglers Australia is a great country for anglers because it has some of the finest fishing destinations in the world. There are many reasons why the country is ideal for anglers. First, it is a great country for anglers because it has a wide variety of different fish species and environments. In fact, […]

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Comment Sought on Salmon Disaster Spend Plan

Image via State of Alaska. The State of Alaska, in consultation with stakeholders and NOAA Fisheries, is seeking public comment through Oct. 6 on the initial $131.8 million spend plan for the 2020-2021 statewide Salmon Disaster Initial Draft Spend Plan. The money is intended to assist fishery participants harmed by the disaster, to improve fishery […]

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New OA, Hypoxia Report Delivered to Oregon Legislators

Image via Oregon State University. A new report delivered to Oregon legislators by the Oregon Coordinating Council on Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia says that impacts of ocean acidification and hypoxia are now predictable every summer. That steady increase in acidification is approaching or meeting levels problematic not only for oysters, but for crab, mussels, urchins, […]

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Jay Yelas Fishes His Last Tournament

Bassmaster Elite Series angler Jay Yelas is retiring from tournament competition to concentrate on his work with the C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation. “I decided to retire from tournament fishing to focus on running the C.A.S.T.  for Kids Foundation,” the 57-year-old said. “So I’ve fished my last tournament.” Yelas, who won the 2002 Bassmaster Classic and was […]

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EPA Extends Comment Period on Proposed Pebble Mine

Image via Environmental Protection Agency. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said last week that it has once again extended the comment period for proposed restrictions on mining at the proposed Pebble mine site in Southwest Alaska, this time until Dec. 2. The comment period was originally set to end in July, then was continued to […]

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IYS Research Continues on Salmon in Open Ocean

Image: International Year of the Salmon. Researchers participating in the International Year of the Salmon (IYS) are preparing to bring a team to Vancouver, Canada in October for a preliminary review of expedition findings on what happens to salmon in the North Pacific Ocean, including the Gulf of Alaska. Organizers of the IYS Synthesis Symposium, […]

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Alaska Symphony of Seafood Calls for Product for 2023 Competition

Image via Symphony of Seafood. A call for product is out for the 2023 Alaska Symphony of Seafood competition, with judging in November in Seattle and the winners to be announced in February during an open house in Juneau, where invited guests include members of the Alaska Legislature. The deadline for entries is Oct. 21. […]

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Final Decision Coming on Northern Edge 2023 Military Exercises in Alaska

The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt transits the Gulf of Alaska after participating in exercise Northern Edge 2019. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Erick A. Parsons. U.S. Navy officials have released a final document on plans for 2023 training exercises in the Gulf of Alaska, with a final decision on which […]

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Electric Invaders

On a Norwegian adventure with the crew of Viking-inspired engineers at Evoy, Simon Murray discovers not only the fanatical dedication behind the race to build the fastest electric boats in the world, but the true meaning of “skol!” Evoy’s electric motors are propelling Norwegian boats to some of the fastest speeds achieved by electricity alone. […]

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A Little Town with a Big Personality

Photo Courtesy of Wayne County Tourism A fun town with a big boating presence, Sodus Point is a boater’s paradise situated on a beautiful bay on the southern shores of Lake Ontario. Though the town may be small, it is vibrant. As Yoda would say: “Size matters not.” By Margaret Steiss Sodus Point, New York, […]

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Ranger Tug 25

The Ranger Tug 25 Luxury Addition is a small cruiser with a big punch. by Kevin Koenig “We like to think of this boat as an RV for the water,” says Brent Reed, owner of Reed Yacht Sales in Grand Haven, Michigan. Photos Courtesy of Ranger Tugs “You can really do a lot with her […]

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Sailfish 276 DC

Split personality. by Chuck Warren While center and dual console boats have been widely used for years in fishing hotspots around the world, they have only become common more recently in the Great Lakes. Photos Courtesy of Sailfish Much of that rise in popularity is due to an increase in features and performance improvements, turning […]

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Massive Red Tide Fish Kill Hits San Francisco Bay

The red tide currently affecting San Francisco Bay is impacting fish, mollusks, and other invertebrates. Damon Tighe Special delivery: Sign up for the free Salt Water Sportsman email newsletter. Subscribe to Salt Water Sportsman magazine for $19 for 1 year and receive 4 bonus digital issues. Thousands of dead fish washed up along the shores of San Francisco Bay […]

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Acid Drainage from Abandoned BC Mine Steps Closer to Cleanup

Taku Watershed. Image via Wikimedia Commons: Anoldent CC BY-SA 2.0. Efforts to halt acid drainage from an abandoned British Columbia mine flowing into the salmon-rich Taku River watershed in Southeast Alaska has come a step closer to resolution, with the future of the Tulsequah Chief Mine now in the hands of the provincial government. The […]

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AFSC Speeds Up Data Collection To Tackle Bycatch Issues

Chinook salmon. File photo. Researchers with the Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC) say they’re speeding up the process of gathering data to share with the fisheries managers and others on the decline of Chinook and chum salmon runs, particularly in western Alaska. The AFSC, which is collaborating with state and federal researchers, as well as […]

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2022 Seafood Donations to Yukon River Villages Via SeaShare Reach 74,000 Pounds

Boxes of donated wild Alaska king and chum salmon were transported communities along the Yukon River where residents were again banned from commercial or subsistence harvests due to weak runs of salmon. Photo courtesy of SeaShare. For a second year in a row, the Seattle-based nonprofit SeaShare has coordinated delivery of thousands of pounds of […]

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Roadway Runoff Lethal to Coho, Chinook Salmon, Steelhead: Report

A chart detailing different fish species’ cumulative and time to mortality under roadway runoff. Image: NOAA Fisheries. Researchers with NOAA Fisheries have released a report showing that stormwater runoff containing a toxic compound from automobile tires washed into streams is lethal to protected coho salmon, Pacific steelhead and Chinook salmon, while sockeyes appear to be […]

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